30 March 2019

Alexander von Schlippenbach - a threat for the US?!?!?



Want some real surreal for the week-end.

Alexander von Schlippenbach - familiar to our readers and listeners - should have been in the US for two concerts with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton.
He was invited a.o. to play in NY, Chicago and Knoxville, Texas.
(scheduled US tour from 18.-28.March)

But when applying for a visa / work permit for the two concerts he was rejected by the American embassy in Berlin.
Not only that he wasn't allowed to enter the US but he hasn't got back his passport at least until March 24 .......

The "New York City Jazz Record" did a front-feature for AvS on basis of the planned concert in NY. But sadly this will remain a more theoratical experience for all interested listeners in NY and other locations in the States.

http://www.nycjazzrecord.com/
http://www.intaktrec.ch/rev298-a.htm#nycjr_ft

Asking myself what could be the basis of such a "decision" - if decision is the real word.
Fuck-off?

DON CHERRY QUINTET "LIEDERHALLE STUTTGART 1966" (MODERN SILENCE, 2016)



Don Cherry, cornet
Gato Barbieri, tenor saxophone
Karl Berger, vibraphone, piano
Bo Stief, bass
Aldo Romano, drums


A1. U.T. 8:19
A2. Orfeo Negro 13:56
B1. Elephantasy 22:21


Recorded live in Stuttgart, Germany at the Liederhalle, Beethovensaal on May 12th, 1966.


MODERN SILENCE OI013
(vinyl rip)

THE BLUE DENIM DEALS WITHOUT THE ARMS ‎– 'ARMED FORCES' DAY (SAY DAY-BEW RECORDS, 1978)




A1. ARMature
A2. PopulARMechanics
A3. Disarmament
A4. Armenia

B1. Armistice
B2. John'D'Arms
B3. Armageddon
B4. Polka(rm) Far(m)ts, (or the Polish Army Marching In the Ukraine)

Theodore Bowen, bass, tenor saxophone, 12-string guitar, percussion
Adrian Dye, organ
Craig Nutt, trombone, voice, Folgerphone, percussion
Mitchell Cashion, trombone, sax mouthpiece trombone, baritone horn, clarinet, guitar, percussion
Timothy Reed, trumpet, trombone, percussion
Davey Williams, accordion, banjo, guitar, electric guitar, clarinet, voice, alto saxophone, armpit
John Williams, alto saxophone, voice, percussion
Bruce Tiller, baritone saxophone
LaDonna Smith, voice, accordion, piano, organ, clarinet, recorder, guitar, percussion
Janice Hathaway, voice, clarinet, guitar, hunting horn
Jim Hearon, baritone horn
Nolan Hatcher, trumpet, percussion
Roger Hagerty, 12-string guitar, tenor saxophone, armpit
Colette Hagerty, horse hoof, lamp base
Adrian Dye, voice, organ, hunting horn


Recorded Summer 1977 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

Say Day-Bew Records ‎– SDB-2

LP Rip

26 March 2019

MAHABHARATA ENSEMBLE‎ – HIBIKI (ZEN, JVC, 1991)




1. Prelude For Nippon
2. Soufi
3. Iran
4. Caravan
5. Rhythms


Toshi Tsuchitori, daf, pakhawaj
Djamchid Chemirani, zarb
Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh, kamanche
Kudsi Erguner, ney
Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh, santur


Recorded 1 July 1988

Zen ‎– VICG-8014, JVC ‎– VICG-8014

CD Rip

24 March 2019

ALAN DAVIE - BIRD THROUGH THE WALL (ADMW RECORDS, 1971)





A. First Part

B. Conclusion


Ray Warleigh, alto saxophone, flute
Chris Laurence, double bass
Alan Jackson, percussion
Alan Davie, piano, clarinet, sopranino & alto saxophone, xylophone, glockenspiel
Eddie Harvey, trombone, vibraphone


Recorded live at the Camden Arts Centre on 23 October 1971

ADMW Records - ADMW 003

LP Rip




21 March 2019

Al Tanner Quintet - Happiness Is... Takin' Care Of Natural Business... Dig? - Touché Records 1967

1 Introduction
2 Zaltanica
3 The Magi
4 Kuba!
5 Poor Me
6 Bronson's Blues
7 Lobby Lizards
8 Rolon's Groove

Al Tanner: piano
Edgar Williams: bass
George Alexander: trumpet, flute
William « Smiley » Winter: drums
Roy Henderson: tenor sax

this rip comes from the cd reissue that contains one bonus track
Touché records trcd 100, 1996
original lp published in 1967 on the same label trlp 100
One lp reissue have been published in 1980 under the name: les oubliés de Jazz Ensemble - Teresa Yuko Doane, Touche Records And Friends Presents An Evening Of

MASAHIKO TOGASHI & HIS IMPROVISATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA ‎– FOLLOW THE DREAM (PADDLE WHEEL, 1985)



A1. After The Breath
A2. Desireless

B.  Waltz Step

C.  Up And Down

D.  Moon


Kazutoki Umezu, alto saxophone, flute
Masami Nakagawa, alto and soprano saxophone
Koiche Matsukaze, baritone saxophone, flute
Hiroshi Yoshino, double bass
Keiki Midorikawa, double bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar
Miyauchi Toshiro, percussion
Sabu Toyozumi, percusion
Masahiko Sato, piano
Junji Hirose, tenor saxophone
Haruki Sato, trombone
Tadanori Konokawa, trombone
Hitoshi Okano, trumpet
Shinji Yasuda, trumpet
Tetsuji Yoshida, trumpet


Recorded live at Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo, 7 November 1984

Paddle Wheel ‎– K25P-6328/9

LP Rip

19 March 2019

KAREL RŮŽiČKA :: Ozvěny (Supraphon 1979)


KAREL RŮŽiČKA :: Ozvěny (Supraphon 1979)

1. Krajina mysli I  8.55
2. Živohrátky  2.55
3. Ozvěny  9.30
4. Poselství  4.20
5. Neúplný sen  4.30
6. Triste  9.50
7. Krajina mysli II  2.35

KAREL RŮŽiČKA - piano
+ on 2-4, 6
PETR KRÁL - tenor sax
PETR KOŘíNEK - double bass
JOSEF VEJVODA - drums

Recorded March 1979 at Mozarteum Studio, Prague

Supraphon 1115 2448 H (vinyl rip)

17 March 2019

集団疎開 ‎– その前夜 - LIVE AT 八王子 ALONE (DES CHONBOO RECORDS, 1977)


A.  AGF Is

B1. ルネッサンス
B2. 恐いお話2
B3. 世知のバラード


Junji Mori, alto saxophone
Kazutoki Umezu, alto and baritone saxophone
Takashi Kikuchi, drums, percussion
Yoriyuki Harada, piano, soprano saxophone

Recorded live at "Alone", 八王子 on December 24, 1976

Des Chonboo Records ‎– DCB-01, This CD release on Bridge Records - Bridge - 049

CD Rip


16 March 2019

MIYAZAWA AKIRA QUARTET ‎– KISO (VICTOR WORLD GROUP, 1970)



A.  Kiso

B1. Asama
B2. Hakuba
B3. Hida


Yasuo Arakawa, bass
Takeo Moriyama, drums
Masahiko Sato, piano
Akira Miyazawa, tenor saxophone


Recorded at Nippon Victor No. 2 Studio, Tokyo, March 17, 1970

VICTOR WORLD GROUP ‎– SMJX-10090

LP Rip

GÉRARD SIRACUSA - ANDRÉ JAUME- RAYMOND BONI – NOMMO - DANS LE CAPRICE AMER DES SABLES (PALM, 1976)




A.  Dans Le Caprice Amer Des Sables

B.  Avant Propos De L'Écrevisse À Reculons, À Reculons


Gérard Siracusa, percussion
André Jaume, saxophone
Raymond Boni, guitar

Recorded May 1976 at Studio Palm.

Palm Records, PALM 29

LP Rip

12 March 2019

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE - Bracknell Jazz Festival 1978


I got this audience recording in trade from many years ago and I shared it previously in comments to some other Ninesense recording here. Recently I gave it a listen and found it wholly enjoyable and great preformance, thus I tried some equalisation from original mp3@320. In the end it is improvement I think. Setlist is similiar to 100 Club Concert from 1979. Track 5 (including 11 min of great improv) has significantly clearer sound without audience noises (which are quietly enjoyable during quiet passages earlier) and due to possible speaker entry in the fade out, it can come from some broadcast (possibly) from different concert, but I got it together with this Bracknell recording).

ELTON DEAN'S NiNESENSE - Bracknell Jazz Festival 1978

1. Fall in Free > One Three Nine  16.30
2. Nicrotto  12.13
3. Seven For Lee  13.21
4. First Born > Bounce  20.32
5. improv > Three For All (fade-out)  14.28

ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello
ALAN SKiDMORE - tenor sax
MARC CHARiG - cornet, tenor horn
HARRY BECKETT - trumpet, flugelhorn
NiCK EVANS - trombone
RADU MALFATTi - trombone
KEiTH TiPPETT - piano
HARRY MiLLER - bass
LOUiS MOHOLO - drums

4th Bracknell Jazz Festival, UK, July 8, 1978.


5 March 2019

SAKIS PAPADIMITRIOU - FLOROS FLORIDIS "IMPROVISING AT BARAKOS" (J.N.D., 1979)


The first Greek recording with free improvised music.
Recorded at the first modern Jazz club in Athen right below the Akropolis.


Floros Floridis, clarinet, soprano & alto saxophone
Sakis Papadimitriou, piano


01. Improvisation A Plus Opening And Closing     14:56
02. Almost Kalamatianos     4:23
03. Wave     7:11
04. Folk Improvisation     10:43
05. F2 Extract     2:30
06. Kj     5:32
07. Alto 0,5     6:23
08. Improvisation C     7:30
09. Intermission     6:47
10. Improvisation D Plus The National Rock'n'Roll     13:03


Recorded at Jazz Club of Barakos in Plaka, Athen, Greece on April 15, 1979.

J.N.D. Records 003 (CD - 2002)
Originally released as 2 x vinyl (LP 901) on the same label in 1979.

WMWM - Live At The BBC 1973

The year 1973 was decisive in Robert Wyatt’s career, more and more attracted by the vocal and taking a distance with the more experimental aspect of the prog, he was already thinking about a solo career when the accident of June 1st which will let him paraplegic rush things. However it is during the first semester of this same year that WMWM was born whose music is exclusively improvised and almost totally instrumental. Apparently this group sounds like a contradiction to the trajectory that Wyatt's career already seemed to take, but in fact we must understand this group as a sort of carelessness, as some moments of the prog have been some years before. If the accident of Robert Wyatt marks the end of an era, the last act of a period of recklessness that will this time have tragic consequences, this accident is probably not the cause of the short existence of this group. Without the fatal date of June 1, WMWM was in any case not promised to have a future as the musical differences seem obvious, especially between Gary Windo and Dave McRae. Yet it's with both that Wyatt wanted to play and this is what makes the group's interest: Windo crazy and uncontrollable, Mc Rae significantly more structured and reinforced in this posture by Ron Mathewson very inventive and sublime . Wyatt meanwhile is a bit like in "The End Of A Ear" alternating construction and demolition of the rhythm.
This post was made possible with the contribution of Propylaen2001 who provided almost all the recording of the performance given for the BBC apparently on April 4, 1973. I added the end that was missing and the first note of the saxophone in the beginning.
There is an improvisation in two parts to which I did not give titles because a complete confusion reigns around the titles of the two parts. First named "Caramus" and "Spiderman", their order appears as such on the album "Anglo American" by Gary Windo which contains edit of the performance, but the two parts have been reversed. On the version provided by Propylaen2001, the first part of the improvisation is named "Toddler" and the second "Caramus".
If you compare the second part of this recording with the version available on the album "Anglo American" you will find that the pitch of this version is a little higher. In fact for reasons of space the officially released version has not only been edited but also accelerated but that it does not get the pitch has been lowered. I preferred to leave the pitch of this version as it is because it is consistent with the first part.
There is another recording from this band where Mathewson is replaced by Richard Sinclair, of course I recommend it.
Obviously the band have also done one concert in trio without Gary Windo
-Robert: Drums, Organ, Voice, echoplex
-Ron: bass
-Dave: piano, electric piano

-Gary: tenor saxophone

4 March 2019

Equal Interest live at Yoshi's, Oakland, California



Equal Interest
Yoshi's
Oakland CA
June 19, 1999 (late show)

1 intro
2
3
4
5
6

total time: 77:35

Joseph Jarman - winds (alto sax, bass flute, flute, shawm), percussion
Leroy Jenkins - violin
Myra Melford - piano, harmonium

acoustic performance (no PA amplifiction used)


Some more Joseph Jarman coming up. This is a trio setting, wholly acoustic, without any backup from bass and regular drums, except the occasional percussion. Leroy Jenkins is a veteran of the AACM, notably for his long engagement with the Revolutionary Ensemble. Myra Melford is a pianist with a diverse background in classical music as well as jazz and blues and as can be heard from this performance, went to India and learnt to play the harmonium.

Together they weave a tapestry of chambre-like intimacy naeatly summarised in this review: The through-composed nature of much of the material along with the spare instrumentation contributes to a delicate chamber-like feel, but it’s balanced by an unusual, folksy strain of tranquillity; equally beautiful, hearty and fragile, all at once. See https://jazztimes.com/reviews/albums/equal-interest-equal-interest.

We'll have some more from this ensemble later on.

SAHEB SARBIB ‎– EVIL SEASON (UN-DEUX-TROIS, 1975)



A1. Evil Season
A2. Spirits
A3. Aziz

B1. Amplified Heart
B2. Arie's Dance
B3. Ascent


Daunik Lazro,alto saxophone, bass clarinet, percussion
Saheb Sarbib, double bass, reeds, flute, percussion
Jonathan Dickinson, drums, percussion
ManuelResende, electric piano, piano, percussion


Recorded at Studio Palm, Nov 1974

Un-Deux-Trois ‎– N° 4

LP Rip

KAORU ABE - 未発表音源+初期音源 (YOUTH INC, 2012)






1. Duo
2. Duo
3. Duo
4. Duo
5. Trio


Kaoru Abe, saxophones, bass clarinet, harmonica
Masayuki Takayanagi, guitar (5)
Hiroshi Yamazaki, drums (5)

Live recordings, early 1970s. Unknown drummer on 1-4.

Youth Inc - YOUTH-165

CD Rip

2 March 2019

KAORU ABE - SOLO 1973 (YOUTH INC, 2012)





1. Solo 1973
2. Solo 1973
3. Solo 1973
4. Solo 1973



Kaoru Abe, saxophone


Youth Inc - YOUTH-142 (1), YOUTH-165 (2-4)

CD Rip

1 March 2019

HELMUT SACHSE - HANNES ZERBE "HELMUT SACHSE - HANNES ZERBE" (AMIGA, 1981)




Manfred Hering, alto saxophone (side A)
Joe Sachse, guitar (side A), flute (A1, A2)
Heiner Reinhardt, tenor saxophone (A3)
Johannes Bauer, trombone (A3)
Christoph Winckel, bass (A3)
Wolfram Dix, drums (A3)


Hannes Zerbe, piano (side B)
Dietrich Unkrodt, tuba (B1)
Manfred Schulze, baritone saxophone (B2)


A1. Weber / Parkweg 1     9:48
A2. Dispersion     5:33
A3. ~ ⊿ unis. ↷ ∞     6:38
B1. Für Sven     6:21
B2. Calvados     14:13

Side A: rec. 19./20. May 1981, Amiga-Studio Berlin
Side B: rec. 26./27. May 1981, Amiga-Studio Berlin


AMIGA 8 55 858  (vinyl rip)



KAORU ABE - LIVE AT PASSE-TAMPS 18 (PASSE-TAMPS'S DISK, 1999)



1. 1977/11/24


Kaoru Abe, saxophone

Recorded live at Jazz Cafe Passe-Tamps, Fukushima on 24 November 1977

Passe-Tamps's Disk - 18-47

CDr Rip